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On this Day in Aviation History — November 2.

Nov 02, 2011 No Comments

On this Day in Aviation History continues to be a popular addition to the MAN website. Here’s the latest noteworth events to happen in aviation.  1943: 75 Fifth Air Force B-25 Mitchells escorted by 80 P-38 Lightnings raid Rabaul, where they encounter the newly arrived Japanese carrier aircraft and lose nine B-25s and 10 P-38s shot down. [...]

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UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF — just in for review

Nov 01, 2011 2 Comments

It seems every time I check the mail room, there’s a box waiting for me from the folks at Horizon Hobby Dist. This time I opened up the box for the new UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF a smaller version of the popular  Stryker F-27Q. With all the same great features and awesome flight performance [...]

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New for Members Only — Performance Aircraft Unlimited 27% Scale Bulldog Pitts

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

We’ve just posted another exclusive “for Members Only” online article to the MAN website. This Review & Flight Report gives you the inside scoop on this popular and very aerobatic biplane. Written by MAN contributor Aaron Ham, here’s a snipet of his report! ” IN THE AIR You know what the airplane is designed to [...]

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ParkZone SE5a Scout! From the cockpit view

Oct 26, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s a little fun in-the-cockpit video I shot with the new ParkZone SE5a. This is really a great flying and very rugged, nicely sized WW1 airplane. It’s big wheels make flying off of not perfectly cut grass a piece of cake! Enjoy! (yes it was a rather windy day! so I hope you don’t get [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — October 26.

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

1988: The USAF receives its first Hughes Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, (AMRAAM).   1972: Helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky dies at the age of 83.   1958: Pan Am inaugurates the first jet service by a U.S. carrier, flying from New York’s “Idlewild Airport” (now known as John F. Kennedy International Airport) to Paris “Orly” [...]

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New for Members Only: RC Gasoline Engines Explained

Oct 21, 2011 1 Comment

We’ve just posted another new exclusive online article in our  ”Members Only” section of the MAN website. Here’s some of the text: “Getting into giant scale RC is becoming more and more popular. I think one of the things that make the hobby so popular is the gasoline engines used to power the larger than average-size [...]

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Spektrum AR7200BX receiver with BeastX flybarless technology

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

Now with the amazing Spektrum AR7200BX receiver, you can add BeastX stability to your 250- to .90-size helicopter while saving space and reducing flying weight at the same time. The groundbreaking Spektrum innovation combines a 7-channel DSMX receiver with a BeastX, 3-axis MEMS stabilization system into a single, compact unit. Besides eliminating the mechanical complexity [...]

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AS3X — Amazing new Stabilization System for Micro Flyers

Oct 20, 2011 15 Comments

Horizon Hobby has just announced their revolutionary new stabilization that gives amazing control response, stability  and performance to their new UMX micro flyers.  The built-inAS3X System invisibly helps you enjoy the kind of silky handling and outstanding control you always wanted from a conveniently sized RC model, but never thought possible before now. And you [...]

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